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Funeral Service

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints RS Stake Center
Saturday April 23rd, 2022

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Fox Funeral Home & Crematory
Thursday April 21st, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Graveside Service

Montpelier City Cemetery
Saturday April 23rd, 2022

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Karen Lane Fretwell

Karen Lane Fretwell, 77, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at her home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She was a former resident of Cedar City, Utah. 

Karen was born on May 19, 1944 in Montpelier, Idaho, the daughter of Harold E. Lane and Ruth H. Hansen. 

She attended schools in Montpelier and graduated from the Bear Lake High School with the class of 1962. Karen went to the College of Southern Utah and Western Wyoming Community College to attain her degree in teaching. She worked as a substitute teacher for Sweetwater County School District #1 for 35 years and taught private voice and piano music lessons from home until her retirement. 

Karen married Lawrence B. Fretwell in Montpelier, ID, on November 29, 1963, and they were sealed in the Logan temple in 1964.

She enjoyed spending her time listening to music, creating art (of many different genres and styles), gardening, baking, sewing, camping, flying, and traveling. She also loved to read. 

Survivors include her husband Lawrence Fretwell; son Scott Fretwell and wife Joyce; granddaughter Sara Fretwell; Her beloved feline companions Socks and Peanut; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and close friends Judy Porter and Vera Reid.

She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Ruth Lane and sisters Shirley and Gloria. 

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 22, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2055 Edgar St., Rock Springs, WY. Viewing will be held from 6 -8 pm, Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs, WY, and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.  

Graveside services and interment will take place at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Montpelier City Cemetery in Montpelier, ID. 

Condolences can be left at www.foxfh.com


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Karen and I kept each other company at Hope Lodge in Salt Lake while my husband had a transplant and she has treatment. Larry, I am sorry for this separation for you for now. I know she will be delighted to see you again when your work here is done. Thanks for your tender care of her. KelliSue and Marty Kolz, Jerome, ID

kellisue Kolz May 19 2022 5:52 PM

I am blessed and privilege to have been taught piano by Karen when I was a child. I will never forget those lessons and how kind and caring she was. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends.

Shenyce Hagberg (Plemel) Apr 19 2022 7:10 PM

Karen was a very kind person. I can't think of a time that she was unkind to anyone. I loved her.

Susan Heyborne Apr 19 2022 11:51 AM

Oh my heart hurts so bad she was such a kind and caring woman when I would have her as a sub I would always be so happy and excited I’m so sorry for the family and there loss of such a beautiful soul

Trinity bryson Apr 18 2022 11:23 PM

Larry, Scott and family please accept our heart- felt sympathy at the loss of Karen. It has been our pleasure to have known her.

Ray & Jan Overy Apr 18 2022 9:22 PM

So sorry for your loss Larry and family. She is a wonderful lady.

Lamar and Marlene Butterfield Apr 18 2022 9:21 PM

It was my honor to be friends with Karen and Larry and their son, Scott. I first met them in 1972 and our paths seemed to cross at various times throughout our life. Karen was a caring and beloved person who enlightened many lives. She will be missed by all the lives she touched. Our deepest sympathy and positive thoughts go out to Larry and his family.

Virgil & Juanita Chabre Apr 18 2022 9:02 PM

I am so very sorry. Prayers for peace for Larry and Scott.

Jill Carpenter Apr 18 2022 2:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Fretwell

Jill Carpenter Apr 18 2022 2:50 PM